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Paris, Bernard J.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 200 publications in 4 languages and 13,303 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN3499, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bernard J Paris
A psychological approach to fiction; studies in Thackeray, Stendhal, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, and Conrad by Bernard J Paris( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Psychology helps us to talk about what the novelist knows, but fiction helps us to know what the psychologist is talking about.' So writes the author of this brilliant study. The chief impulse of realistic fiction is mimetic; novels of psychological realism call by their very nature for psychological analysis. This study uses psychology to analyze important characters and to explore the consciousness of the author and the work as a whole. What is needed for the interpretation of realistic fiction is a psychological theory congruent with the experience portrayed. Emerging from Paris' approach are wholly new and illuminating interpretations of Becky Sharp, William Dobbin, Amelia Sedley, Julian Sorel, Madame de Renal, Mathilde de la Mole, Maggie Tulliver, the underground man, Charley Marlow, and Lord Jim. The psychological approach employed by Paris helps the reader not only to grasp the intricacies of mimetic characterization, but also to make sense of thematic inconsistencies which occur in some of the books under consideration. For students of human behavior as well as students of literature, the great figures of realistic fiction provide a rich source of empathic understanding and psychological insight
Experiments in life; George Eliot's quest for values by Bernard J Paris( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach by Bernard J Paris( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Character and Conflict in Jane Austen's Novels, Bernard J. Paris offers an analysis of the protagonists in four of Jane Austen's most popular novels. His analysis reveals them to be brilliant mimetic creations who often break free of the formal and thematic limitations placed upon them by Austen. Paris traces the powerful tensions between form, theme, and mimesis in Mansfield Park, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Persuasion. Paris uses Northrop Frye's theory of comic forms to analyze and describe the formal structure of the novels, and Karen Horney's psychological theories to explore the personalities and inner conflicts of the main characters. The concluding chapter turns from the characters to their creator, employing the Horneyan categories of self-effacing, detached, and expansive personality types to interpret Jane Austen's own personality. Readers of Jane Austen will find much that is new and challenging in this study. It is one of the few books to recognize and pay tribute to Jane Austen's genius in characterization. Anyone who reads this book will come away with a new understanding of Austen's heroines as imagined human beings and also with a deeper feeling for the troubled humanity of the author herself
Karen Horney : a psychoanalyst's search for self-understanding by Bernard J Paris( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and German and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard J. Paris argues that Horney's inner struggles - in particular her compulsive need for men - induced her to embark on a search for self-understanding, which she recorded first in her diaries and then in her covertly autobiographical psychoanalytic writings. Although this search brought Horney only partial relief from her problems, it led her to profound and original insights into the human psyche. Paris describes Horney's life - her childhood and adolescence in Germany, marriage to Oskar Horney, motherhood, analysis and self analysis, immigration to the United States, founding of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, ostracism by the psychoanalytic establishment, and many romantic liaisons
Shakespeare's personality( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown Karen Horney : essays on gender, culture, and psychoanalysis by Karen Horney( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains previously unpublished and uncollected works of Karen Horney
Rereading George Eliot : changing responses to her experiments in life by Bernard J Paris( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a probing analysis that has broad implications for theories of reading, Bernard J. Paris explores how personal needs and changes in his own psychology have affected his responses to George Eliot over the years. Having lost his earlier enthusiasm for her "Religion of Humanity," he now appreciates the psychological intuitions that are embodied in her brilliant portraits of characters and relationships. Concentrating on Eliot's most impressive psychological novels, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda, Paris focuses on her detailed portrayals of major characters in an effort to recover her intuitions and appreciate her mimetic achievement. He argues that although she intended for her characters to provide confirmation of her views, she was instead led to deeper, more enduring truths, although she did not consciously comprehend the discoveries she had made. Like her characters, Paris argues, these truths must be disengaged from her rhetoric in order to be perceived."--Jacket
Conrad's Charlie Marlow : a new approach to "Heart of darkness" and Lord Jim by Bernard J Paris( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas Marlow has usually been discussed as a literary device who is of no special interest in himself, this study argues that Conrad portrays Marlow and his relationships with a psychological depth that is unsurpassed in literature. In "Youth," "Heart of Darkness," and Lord Jim, he is a continuously-evolving character whose thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are expressions of his personality and experience. Understanding Marlow's motivations newly illuminates the formal complexity and thematic richness of these works, for his inner conflicts profoundly affect the structure of his narrations, his interactions with his auditors, and the elusive meanings of his tales
Character as a subversive force in Shakespeare : the history and Roman plays by Bernard J Paris( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bargains with fate : psychological crises and conflicts in Shakespeare and his plays by Bernard J Paris( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third force psychology and the study of literature( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The therapeutic process : essays and lectures by Karen Horney( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagined human beings : a psychological approach to character and conflict in literature by Bernard J Paris( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of literature's greatest gifts is its portrayal of realistically drawn characters--human beings in whom we can recognize motivations and emotions. In Imagined Human Beings, Bernard J. Paris explores the inner conflicts of some of literature's most famous characters, using Karen Horney's psychoanalytic theories to understand the behavior of these characters as we would the behavior of real people. When realistically drawn characters are understood in psychological terms, they tend to escape their roles in the plot and thus subvert the view of them advanced by the author. A Horneyan appro
Dostoevsky's greatest characters : a new approach to Notes from underground, crime and punishment, and the brothers karamazov by Bernard J Paris( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressed to all readers of Dostoevsky, as well as to teachers, students, and specialists, this lucidly-written study approaches the underground man, Raskolnikov, and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov as imagined human beings whose feelings, behaviors, and ideas are expressions of their personalities and experience
Heaven and its discontents : Milton's characters in Paradise lost by Bernard J Paris( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enduring appeal of Shakespeare's works derives Iargely from the fact that they contain brilliantly drawn characters. Interpretations of these characters are products of changing modes of thought, and thus past explanations of their behavior, including Shakespeare's, no longer satisfy us. In this work, Bernard J. Paris shows how Shakespeare endowed his tragic heroes with enduring human qualities that have made them relevant to people of later eras. The author's combination of literary and psychoanalytic perspectives guides us to a humane understanding of Shakespeare and his protagonists, and, in turn, to a more profound knowledge of human behavior
A general drama of pain : character and fate in Hardy's major novels by Bernard J Paris( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This motivational analysis of the protagonists in Thomas Hardy's three most widely read novels--Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Jude the Obscure--highlights an often-overlooked aspect of his art. Bernard J. Paris shows Hardy's genius in creating imagined human beings. He demonstrates that while Hardy tends to blame external conditions for his characters' painful fates, their downfalls are due to a very complex combination of cosmic, social, and psychological factors. Hardy's characters are usually discussed primarily in thematic terms. The characters are are so richly portrayed, Paris argues, that they can be better understood independent of Hardy's interpretations, in motivational terms and he utilizes the psychologist Karen Horney's theories to recover Hardy's intuitions. The characters are full of inner conflicts that make them difficult to fathom, but the approach Paris employs explains their contradictions and illuminates their troubled relationships--shedding light on these expertly crafted imagined human beings. This psychological approach to Hardy's characters enables us to understand his characters and gain insight into the implied authors of the works. In addition, the approach shows Hardy's authorial personality. We can see that Hardy treats some defensive strategies more sympathetically than others. Given his view of life as "a general drama of pain," resignation, like that of Hardy's character Elizabeth-Jane, is the strategy he prefers
El proceso terapéutico : ensayos y conferencias by Karen Horney( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiang xiang de ren = Imagined human beings by Bernard J Paris( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Chinese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hush, Hush! He's a human being'" : a psychological approach to Heathcliff by Bernard J Paris( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments in life by Bernard J Paris( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A psychological approach to fiction; studies in Thackeray, Stendhal, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, and Conrad
Alternative Names
Paris, Bernard

Languages
English (164)

German (4)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

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Karen Horney : a psychoanalyst's search for self-understandingShakespeare's personalityThe unknown Karen Horney : essays on gender, culture, and psychoanalysisRereading George Eliot : changing responses to her experiments in lifeConrad's Charlie Marlow : a new approach to "Heart of darkness" and Lord JimBargains with fate : psychological crises and conflicts in Shakespeare and his playsThe therapeutic process : essays and lecturesImagined human beings : a psychological approach to character and conflict in literature